Excellent 8.6
Based on 154 reviews

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About Northern Greenhouse


Offering a resort-styled hostel, Northern Greenhouse is centrally located in the heart of Cairns and within walking distance of major attractions. The property provides fully air conditioned rooms and feature spacious en-suite bathrooms and your own private balconies or courtyard gardens. Guests can choose from shared mixed, male-only, and female-only dormitories or private rooms with additional features including a TV and kitchenette. Northern Greenhouse provides in-house activities like a weekly BBQ, tours to a Hidden Rainforest Swimming Hole, a tour to Port Douglas, a Botanical Gardens tour, and cinema nights on the huge outdoor deck. Simpler activities would be to just chill out by the gorgeous pool, play some pool, or cook a meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Featuring a daily breakfast and unlimited Wi-Fi, and with a range of activities on offer, you are guaranteed to get the most out of your stay at Northern Greenhouse.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Shuttle service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-18 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 12:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 0.1 Km
Distance to Airport: 5. Km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 AUD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 6
Parking Fee (per day): 0 AUD
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
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Recent customer comments

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based on 154 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.5
  • Facilities 8.2
  • Location 9.2
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.5
  • Service 8.6
  • Value for money 9.0
  • Food/Dining 7.4
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clarissa from Canada
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-bed mixed dormitory room
Stayed 7 nights in September 2016
Great Location - VERY dirty
The location of this hostel couldnt be better - just down the road from Gilligans so you can party at Gilligans but still get a good nights sleep at Northern Backpackers. The rooms were absolutely filthy. I did not once see a cleaner in our room and when new guests arrived, the bed sheets were still soiled from the previous guest. The pool is good - could use some more loungers. Laundry is $8 (was and dry) - thats absolutely ridiculous. When I stayed, the entire hostel was overrun with drunk partying French and Germans and 16 year old kids who screamed and stomped around nonstop. Overall, I would not stay here again. Pity - the staff were amazing and always super friendly and helpful.
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Chun from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
good location
very nice location within city center zone.
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Stephanie from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-bed mixed dormitory room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
Okay for solo female
Wifi only available in lounge, not ideal for those who are exhausted returning end of day and don't want to listen to drunken party shrieks. Good standard breakfast, big clean rooms, comfy beds, booked me with all dudes the first night in a six bed dorm which was kinda weird but I'm 30, it's no big deal, maybe would be if I were younger.
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Danielle from Australia
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Great 2 night stay
Great location, clean, friendly staff, quiet.
Reviewed July 21, 2016

YAN from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Wonderful Place
Very big place.Got small frige in the room.Free breakfast. I would like to come back again.
Reviewed April 16, 2016

YOUNGJI from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 7 nights in March 2016
clean, comfortable location I recommend it
Reviewed April 12, 2016

chong from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in March 2016
quit good
Reviewed April 03, 2016

kihyun from South Korea
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in November 2015
everything is so awesome.
it is nearly apartment. there r refrigerator and toilet and kitchen in the room. good lobby. wide public dinning room.
Reviewed March 17, 2016

Hyojeong from South Korea
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory
Stayed 5 nights in March 2016
so nice !
The location was close to city center and the room was big and clean. The big kitchen was comfortable to make a food.
Reviewed March 14, 2016

merey from Singapore
Solo traveler
Female Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
Backpacker lodge with "oomph"
1) location along Grafton street is centrally located near good eating places 2) free tours are a great value added service 3) good service from staff so it s great value for money
It was a hop on/ hop off stay for me as I stayed there before and after my scuba diving live on board Expefition. Location is great. Seems like many people stay at the hostel on a long term basis !
Reviewed February 15, 2016


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